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    Patch & Tweak With Moog

    Book Review

    It’s a reflection of how big the modular‑synth world has grown, in the last decade or so, that a book like this can be commercially viable.

    Reviews May 2021
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    Template Mixing And Mastering

    Book Review

    Can you mix a hit record in 45 minutes? Billy Decker can, and in this book he tells you how!

    Reviews Apr 2021
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    Classical Recording: A Practical Guide In The Decca Tradition

    Book Review

    For anyone with an interest in recording classical performances of any form — whether they’re an amateur, a professional or an academic — this is absolutely essential reading.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue To Digital (And Back)

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    Synth fans of a certain age will remember the Keyfax books by musician and sometime SOS contributor Julian Colbeck. Back in...

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Book Review: Major Label Mastering

    The Professional Mastering Process by Evren Göknar

    Mastering is often considered a mysterious black art, but while there is certainly a lot of artistry involved Evren Göknar’s book (Routledge/Focal Press) dispels the mystery in a very readable and understandable way.

    Reviews Feb 2021
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    Steinberger: A Story Of Creativity And Design

    Book by Jim Reilly

    We review Jim Reilly’s biography of Steinberger, pioneers of carbon fibre headless guitars.

    Reviews Feb 2021
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    A Guide To Modular Worlds

    Book Review

    This book by Rolf-Dieter Leib and Ulf Kaiser is aimed at beginner to intermediate synth scholars and, in 300 pages, seeks to explain all technical aspects of modular synthesis.

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    Step By Step: Adventures In Sequencing With Max/MSP

    Book Review

    A tutorial book on making step sequencers with Cycling '74's Max graphical programming environment.

    Reviews Apr 2020
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    Pedal Crush

    Book Review

    This hardback tome might just be the ultimate coffee table book for anyone interested in effects pedals.

    Reviews Mar 2020
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    Book Review | Classic Keys: Keyboard Sounds That Launched Rock Music

    by Alan S. Lenhoff & David E. Robertson

    The authors are both devoted admirers (and experienced users) of classic keyboards and, together, they have created a marvellously impressive book detailing these instruments in great depth and breadth.

    Reviews Jan 2020
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    Book Review | An Introduction To Writing Music For Television

    Book Author: Michael Kruk

    If you're looking for some initial insights into the creative stage of writing music to picture, then Michael Kruk's new book might be just what you need.

    Reviews Jan 2020
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    From DAW To Score by Tristan Noon

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    Inside you're rewarded with a very good dose of common-sense advice for those just getting to grips with the world of film and TV music creation.

    Reviews Oct 2019
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    Book: So You Want To Become A Media Composer?

    Book Author: Adonis Aletras

    This book claims to be "the most comprehensive guide to becoming successful in the Film/TV/Media industry, as told by 65 thriving professionals in mini interviews."

    Reviews Jun 2019
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    Patch & Tweak

    Book Review

    The team behind Push Turn Move shift their attention to modular synthesis.

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    Loudspeakers For Music Recording And Reproduction

    (Philip Newell & Keith Holland: 2nd Edition) Book Review

    The first edition of Loudspeakers was published in 2007 but now, with the much revised and expanded second edition, we have reason to give it the formal SOS review treatment...

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    Mixing With Impact — Learning To Make Musical Choices

    Written by Wessel Oltheten: Book Review

    This book's 350 pages are packed with useful ideas, up-to-date, well-marshalled information, and great conceptual explanations backed up with lots of useful diagrams.

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    Push Turn Move

    Book: Interface Design In Electronic Music

    Push Turn Move offers a fascinating insight into how we interact with electronic instruments.

    Reviews Oct 2018
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    The Sounds Of Star Wars

    Book Review

    Along with classic sci-fi films like War Of The Worlds (1953) and Forbidden Planet (1956), the Star Wars film franchise (1977...

    Reviews Sep 2018
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    Mix Bus Strategies: The Definitive Guide For Producers

    Author: Eddie Bazil

    A real labour of love, this neatly-zipped 893MB download file expands to nearly 1GB of data, comprising the 185-page e-book itself, 130 audio files, and 17 associated MP4 video tutorials that in themselves provide a total of 3.5 hours of viewing.

    Reviews May 2018
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    Book Review: Room Acoustics

    6th Edition by Heinrich Kuttruff

    Heinrich Kuttruff, the author of Room Acoustics — which was first published in 1973 and is now in its sixth edition (2017) —...

    Reviews Apr 2018
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    The New Electronic Guitarist

    By Marty Cutler | Book Review

    Aimed primarily at the guitarist who also wants to get to grips with MIDI and guitar synthesis, Marty Cutler's book manages to cover the subject in adequate depth without ever getting too complicated.

    Reviews Jan 2018

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